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Interview with Ryan Neff from Miss May I; Rise Of The Lion out NOW & playing @MAYHEMFEST @MISSMAYIBAND

Metalcore superstars Miss May I are back at it once again. Actually, I take that back… The band never went anywhere, except EVERYWHERE, since the first time I spoke with them a few years back in Syracuse, NY. Europe, Asia, The States, they’ve done all of it. And wouldn’t you know it, they’re about to […]

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Max Collins (@Eve6) goes solo; Debut album Honey From The Ice Box available NOW! @MAXCOLLINSMUSIC @bigpicturenyc

Max Collins, of EVE 6 fame, has taken the plunge into Solo-Land. The long-time front man and guitarist has already spent half his life in the limelight with several highly regarded albums, international touring, and star studded grandeur most of us can only dream about. This time around, Max is placing his focus on the […]

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Interview with Erin Bowman; playing 93Q SUMMER JAM on 6/22 at Papermill Island @erinbowmanmusic @catalystgrouppr

I’m sure we can all agree that it’s great to have Summer in our midst (though writing this outside on a 60 degree day leaves something to be desired… smh.) And wouldn’t you know, budding Pop Princess Erin Bowman has written a danceable sing-a-long to help us bring in the times! I’ll second her sentiments […]

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Interview with Jeff and Amanda from Enabler; On Tour with EYEHATEGOD @enablermke @earsplitpr

Ohio’s Enabler are slowly but surely gaining critical acclaim in the metal underground. Still relatively young at 4 years of age, Enabler’s “Road-Tested, Headbanger Approved” brand of punk/thrash infused metal is solid, punishing, and provides a great emotional release. Bonus Points: Cute female bass player!

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INAUGURAL CAMPFIRE OUTDOOR MUSIC FEST PRESENTED BY ZIPPO ANNOUNCES FINAL LINEUP @campfirefestpa @blpfam

INAUGURAL CAMPFIRE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE & MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY ZIPPO ANNOUNCES FINAL LINEUP AUGUST 29 – 31, 2014 – LABOR DAY WEEKEND GET TICKETS HERE!!! Lakewood, PA – June 3, 2014 – The Campfire Outdoor Adventure & Music Festival presented by Zippo will hold its inaugural event on August 29, 30, and 31, 2014 in Lakewood, PA. The […]

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NYC’s IONIA to Release Debut EP ‘Captain Humility’ 6/24; Produced by Mike Sapone @ioniamusic @BTMCteam

MANHATTAN, NY // June 13, 2014 – New York City’s very own IONIA have announced plans to release their debut EP entitled “Captain Humility” on June 24th. After recording more than thirty songs with producer Mike Sapone (Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Crime In Stereo, O’Brother) the band decided it was time to release their music out to the world. […]

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SELF MADE CO. and ELM STREET STUDIOS giving away #FREE comp at @WARPEDTOUR @BTCMteam

The Vans Warped Tour // June 11th 2014 – A limited amount of  “Rhode Island / Southern Massachusetts 2014 Compilations” will be given out each day of ‘The Vans Warped Tour’. To acquire one just ask anyone working at theSelfMade Co. Tent. ‘War Games‘ singer, Kyle Therrien and bassist, Andrew Calheta are heavily involved in Warped Tour each […]

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NYC’s THE BOTTOM DOLLARS drop a wild new video for “Devil’s Night”; Check it out here! @BOTTOMDOLLARS

 WATCH THE NEW VIDEO FOR THE BOTTOM DOLLARS “DEVIL’S NIGHT” RIGHT HERE. Our good friends in The Bottom Dollars continue to party their way all over the country with a nasty blend of Bluesy Rock n Roll and (occasionally incorrigible) antics. In the true spirit of music and fun, these fellas are building up a solid […]

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SUWANNEE HULAWEEN Phase 1 Lineup Announcement! @blpfam @hulaweenfl @hulaween14

The String Cheese Incident (3 nights), Thievery Corporation, Big Gigantic, Beats Antique, The New Deal, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Greensky Bluegrass, EOTO, Conspirator and more Silver Wrapper and Purple Hat Productions have announced the first round of artists for the second annual Suwannee Hulaween, hosted by The String Cheese Incident over Halloween weekend October 31 – November 2, 2014 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live […]

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Nashville’s Arc & Stones released new EP 6/10; Playing select dates with KANSAS! @ARCANDSTONES @bigpicturenyc

AudioTree Live Session Video: http://youtu.be/ISwFwL6BeTo   “A Brooklyn born, Nashville based four-piece that has elicited comparisons to The Black Keys, Kings of Leon and Queens of the Stone Age.” – Relix.com “The lyrics are sung in ways that demand attention” – The Huffington Post “One of the most promising unsigned acts in America” – AbsolutePunk Nashville, TN – May 12, 2014 – The […]

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Interview with Hank III; Playing Rochester tonight (6/11) and Syracuse 6/14. @hank_III @adrenalinepr

Hank Williams III, the “Tennessee Hellbilly” and one of Punk Rock’s most cherished and rebellious Country boys, is heading out on a 3-week run of East Coast dates this month. Needless to say,  I couldn’t have been more excited to speak with a man whose name and career exhibit more DIY Fuck-All than just about […]

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Interview with Mike Schleibaum from Darkest Hour; Playing @MAYHEMFEST and new album on Sumerian Records in 2014

Washington D.C.’s long-running metal stalwarts Darkest Hour are approaching the 20 year mark as a band. Metal is a difficult style to excel in, and it’s even more difficult to conquer, but Darkest Hour has paid more than just dues during their rise. The quintet’s consistently solid output and laudable performances have garnered them acclaim […]

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Interview with Mike IX Williams of EYEHATEGOD; New Album drops TOMORROW (5/27) and touring @earsplitpr

NOLA sludge legends EYEHATEGOD have to be one of the most enduring Metal bands ever willed into existence. In their 25+ year career, group has unrepentantly served up one of the most caustic and aggressive musical personas in the underground. But the sudden passing of drummer Joe LaCaze, wielder of one of the loosest grooves […]

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MAE PERFORMS LIVE VIA STAGEIT.COM ON JUNE 7TH; ‘DESTINATION: B-SIDES’ TO BE RELEASED ON VINYL FOR 1ST TIME

May 16, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Influential Norfolk rock band Mae is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of their classic debut album Destination: Beautiful and fan coveted compilation Destination: B-Sides with an intimate one-time-only online performance at StageIt.com on June 7th. The show will feature the band performing from their studio and interacting with fans, all streaming live online and on mobile devices […]

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Interview with Daisy from FOXY SHAZAM; New album GONZO out now and touring!!! @FOXYSHAZAM

Very recently, Cincinnati, Ohio’s sextet Foxy Shazam dropped their latest album, GONZO, for free and on the total sly. The band, both baffling and happily amazing their rabid fan base with the release, managed to keep everything very quiet until the drop, but it may very well be how it was completed that is most […]

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THE SNAILS HAD THEIR VAN STOLEN AND NEED YOUR HELP! #Reggae

It would seem that criminals have no better pastime than screwing with touring bands and their transportation. Pennsylvania Reggae/Soul outfit The Snails are one of the latest victims of scumbag douchery, and the timing couldn’t have been worse as they are just about to embark on a tour.  But let’s not allow the bad guys […]

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Tribal Seeds Announce Release of New LP Representing – Out May 13th! @tribalseeds

“Their fun, positive, socially conscious music resonates with everyone who hears it. […]  ‘Representing’ should only solidify them as one of the nation’s premiere reggae rock bands.” – NBC San Diego   “Tribal Seeds are still at the top of the game. Their addictive roots-inspired sound is always catchy and  fits in perfectly with the vocal […]

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CATSKILL CHILL 2014 LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT! @CATSKILLCHILL @BLPFAM @CHILLFAM #RAGE

FIFTH ANNUAL CATSKILL CHILL MUSIC FESTIVAL UNVEILS 2014 ARTIST LINE-UP FEATURING YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND with special guest Allie Kral, THE NEW DEAL, LETTUCE, ELECTRON SHPONGLE (Simon Posford DJ SET), KARL DENSON’S TINY UNIVERSE, PAPADOSIO, THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS AND 60 MORE ARTISTS!  

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The Village Voice’s 4th Annual 4Knots Music Festival Announces Return To South Street Seaport on 7/12

Free, All Ages, Outdoor Festival to Feature 2 Live Music Stages and More From 1-8pm Webster Hall To Host Official After-Party Artist Lineup Announcements Coming Soon

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NILE is playing at BOGIE’S in ALBANY, NY TONIGHT 4/16; At The Gate Of Sethu out on Nuclear Blast NOW!

  Albany, NY is hosting long running death metal stalwarts NILE tonight at Bogie’s. The folks over there definitely aren’t afraid of putting on heavy shows (as one of the last vestiges of aggressive music within 3 hours of Syracuse,) but this one should be something else altogether. Ride the 90 and go check NILE […]

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NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL Announces Massive Tama Giveaway @tamaofficial

With NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL 2014 in Worcester, Massachusetts is now less than a week away, running from Thursday, April 17th through Saturday the 19th, today a massive giveaway from one of the event’s main sponsors, Tama Drums, has been announced.

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SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER – FULL-LENGTH DOC-OPERA FEATURE FILM @ THE PALACE ON JAMES STREET APRIL 30TH! #syracuse

Alice Cooper is a living legend, but you knew that already. That being said, why on Earth would you want to miss out on catching his brand new, first ever Doc-Opera when it comes to our humble little city on April 30th? Don’t think you’ll be amused or something? Get your ass off your shoulders […]

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NYC’s COSMONAUT Unveils ‘RADIO SILENCE’ 7” release and residency at @PianosNYC @cosmonautnyc @BTCMTEAM

Purchase the ‘Radio Silence’ 7” vinyl Now! Stream ‘Radio Silence’ 7” Exclusively via ALT SOUNDS Now! View Music Video for ‘Radio Silence’ Exclusively via THE DELI NYC Now! (YouTube link) Tickets on Sale for Cosmonaut’s Residency at Pianos Now!

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TYPEFIGHTER Premiere Video For “You When You’re Older” On @PureVolume; Playing select East Coast Dates in April

“The band we’re most looking forward to on this bill is Typefighter, who make very good post-Weezer power pop.”  – Brooklyn Vegan “Typefighter brings more than just an icebreaker, but a statement that smashes the bottled up solitudes in favor of spilling some wine and sharing some time.” – Impose Magazine February 26, 2014 – Washington D.C. […]

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Diffuser FM premieres “Bye Bye Baby” from Love Crushed Velvet. Check it out below! @lovevelvet

Love Crushed Velvet Premieres New Video, “Bye Bye Baby” On Diffuser.fm, Here: http://bit.ly/1oMyK1q      Featured on ARTISTdirect, here: http://bit.ly/14yMAuB   Featured on Zimbio, here: http://bit.ly/14PCxF7   Featured on The Grateful Web, here: http://bit.ly/1dhLx8u  

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Drummer Spotlight with Michael Miley from Rival Sons @rivalsons @paistenation

What do you do if you accidentally run over a drummer? Back up. Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST.  Drummers rule! We hit stuff, get peoples’ butts shaking, and ultimately determine whether or not the band […]

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Sulene released ‘Holding Words Back’ E.P.; Playing Radio Bushwick 4/3/13! @sulenev @switchbitchrecs

DOWNLOAD THE FULL E.P. HERE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/holding-words-back-ep/id790314125 VIEW EXCLUSIVE FEATURE VIA UNDER THE GUN REVIEW: HERE

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Scott Ian “Speaking Words” Review – 3/6/14 – Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY @scott_ian @anthrax

Legendary Anthrax shredder Scott Ian made a stop in Syracuse, NY during his “Speaking Words” tour on March 6th, marking his first appearance at our beloved mainstay venue, Lost Horizon, in many, many years. Flooded with animated graphics, quirky anecdotes, a paternity squabble, and stories that’ll probably put your best late night tall-tales to absolute […]

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Lamb Of God Documentary “AS THE PALACES BURN” coming to The Palace Theater in Syracuse 3/21/14 @lambofgodband

The reviews are in and the critics agree – Don Argott’s (ART OF THE STEAL, LAST DAYS HERE) documentary Lamb of God’s AS THE PALACES BURN is a hit! After making its world premiere at the Trocadero in Philadelphia this past Sunday, the film has been a rave among critics, fans, and movie-lovers. Click the links below […]

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Drummer Spotlight with Celine Derval from SCYTHIA @pearldrum corp #drums #drummers

What does a drummer use for contraception? 
His personality. But what’s with all the sexist talk? Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST.  Drummers rule (especially female ones!) We hit stuff, get peoples’ butts shaking, and ultimately […]

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“SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER” – World Premiere at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) @eaglerocknews @bangerfilmsinc

World Premiere at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) Click Here To View Official Trailer: http://www.bit.ly/coopdoc Eagle Rock Entertainment, in association with Banger Films, are proud to announce the world premiere of Super Duper Alice Cooper at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, where it will screen as part of their Spotlight section. Taking us through […]

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FLANNEL MOUTH TO RELEASE NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR THEIR SINGLE, “OH, BASTARD” ON ALTSOUNDS! @flannel_mouth @switchbitchrecs

Watch the lyric video on AltSounds here: http://altsds.co/r4wg or YouTube here: http://youtu.be/fF9qJISqOrY Purchase “Oh, Bastard” online: FLANNELMOUTH1.bandcamp.com/track/oh-bastard-sing

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SUGAR BOMB! To Release Single Off Upcoming Self-Titled Full Length! @sugarbombmusic @switchbitchrecs

DOWNLOAD THE SINGLE ‘KISS ME’ HERE: http://sugar-bomb.bandcamp.com/track/kiss-me STREAM EXCLUSIVELY VIA UNDER THE GUN REVIEW: HERE

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UK’s BATTLE LINES release new track “COLONIES”; Stateside debut at @SXSW 3/13/14! @battlelines

‘Colonies’ is the latest 7″ from UK quartet Battle Lines. Haunting and fraught with inner conflict, the title track fuses intense, atmospheric guitars, surging rhythm and fragile lyrics that disarm the soul, while tearing down emotional walls with pensive accounts of love, loss and purgatory. CHECK IT OUT RIGHT HERE!

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FUCKED UP to Release 6th Installment Of The Zodiac Series Via Tankcrimes; Playing @SXSW + Brainsqueeze Fest

Long running Canadian hardcore punk perpetrators, FUCKED UP, will discharge the sixth installment of the “Zodiac Series” with Year Of The Dragon this Spring. Melding all the prime tenets of rock, punk, metal and psychedia into a comprehensive and imposing opus of unyielding enormity, FUCKED UP are sonically and conceptually devouring in ways few bands can emulate. Following the releases […]

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HEAVY MONTREAL LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT ft. Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax +++++ AUG. 8-10

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TO THE WIND plays NYC W/ COMEBACK KID 2/26 at Santos Party House; NEW RECORD EMPTY EYES OUT NOW @tothewindnw

TO THE WIND TOUR WITH COMEBACK KID   NEW RECORD, EMPTY EYES, OUT NOW To The Wind has announced they will be embarking on a nationwide tour with Comeback Kid. Other supporting bands include Backtrack, Xibalba and Downpresser. To The Wind also recently released their debut record on Pure Noise Records, Empty Eyes, which is available in […]

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Drummer Spotlight with Dave Witte @municipalwaste @trickpercussion @paistenation @witte_dw

What do you call a beautiful woman on a drummer’s arm? 
 A tattoo. Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST. Drummers rule! We hit stuff, get peoples’ butts shaking, and ultimately determine whether or not the band […]

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SPARTAN RECORDS SIGNS NORWEGIAN HARDCORE BAND BARREN WOMB; NEW ALBUM OUT 3/11/14 @barren_womb @secretservicepr

Stream Barren Womb’s Hard Hitting New Track “Kill Hicks” Today At BrooklynVegan.com January 28, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Seattle based indie label Spartan Records is proud to announce the signing of Norwegian hardcore band Barren Womb and the upcoming release of their debut full-length album, The sun’s not yellow, it’s chicken, on March 11th .  The record will be available digitally […]

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NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL Adds Unearth + Kadavar To Lineup + B.O.T.B. @moshfest @earsplitpr

As the mammoth lineup of audio obliteration continues to expand, the doers of the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL are pleased to bring Massachusetts metalcore merchants/NEMHF alumni, Unearth, as well as German psychedelic space rock perpetrators, Kadavar, to their coveted stages!

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Swear and Shake hit Syracuse This Sunday (2/16); New Album Ain’t That Lovin’ drops in 2014! @swearandshake

We’ve covered Brooklyn based indie-folkers Swear and Shake in the past and this Sunday, the quartet will find their way back to Syracuse for a headlining set at the Wescott Theater.  Since we last checked in the with the group, they’ve released two new singles and videos off of their forthcoming 2014 album *Ain’t That Lovin’ […]

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Interview with Jason Keyser from Origin; New Album OMNIPRESENT in 2014 on @originband @nuclearblastusa

Tech-Death! Nuclear Blast Records isn’t a label to mess around when it comes to brutal, mind-bending death metal… This much we know. But with a band like ORIGIN on their roster, they’ve pretty much set the benchmark standard for what every other band wants and wishes they could do.

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BRUTAL TRUTH Unveils New Video; Confirms Final European Festival Dates @relapserecords @brutaltruth

Following the recent news that BRUTAL TRUTH will be calling it a day this October, the band has started to announce their final European shows. The grind crew will play several more dates throughout the year, including their final appearances on British soil as they play Temples Festival this May alongside the likes of Electric Wizard, Neurosis, […]

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ANDREW W.K. Canadian Tour Dates up; AWK/LIL BUB’S TV SPECIAL THIS WEEKEND @IAMLILBUB @andrewwk

Andrew W.K. has announced a run of super special Canadian tour dates for this March, 2014.  The dates will follow the model of last year’s Party Messiah Tour, which invites audiences to party with the Party God himself in rare and intimate club settings.  With his high-powered keyboard, pounding drum machine, and mega microphone, Andrew will play […]

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Dim Mak Records Celebrates 200K Facebook Fans with Free Giveaway @DIMMAKRECS

Bad ass record label hits a milestone and gives fans free stuff. Argue? Not us! Go pick up the free DIM MAK KEEPS IT 200K comp RIGHT HERE! As Dim Mak celebrate 18 years and the label’s 500th release, it seems only fitting to cross a major milestone with 200K Facebook Likes. To celebrate, Dim Mak […]

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Real Magic hits Syracuse, NY on 2.6.14; Debut album DEEP BREATHING out NOW @HugrecordsDNVR @realmagicmusic

Currently on the road as part of a stacked bill that includes Odesza and the mighty Emancipator, Real Magic (aka Drew Englander) is bringing his hypnotically danceable synth-pop to the stage right here in Syracuse, NY on February 6th! You know there’s nothing else happening around here, so why on Earth would you miss such an awesome […]

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Consider The Source Spring 2014 Tour Dates & Help them fund their Double Album!!! @cts_music

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — January 31st, 2014 — Sci-Fi Middle Eastern fusion trio Consider The Source has announced dates for their Spring 2014 Tour. Between March and May, the band will hit venues across the Midwest and throughout the South before heading back to the Northeast. A full tour itinerary follows this release.

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Scott Ian (Anthrax) “SPEAKING WORDS” Tour announced; Hits Syracuse’s Lost Horizon on 3/6/14! @scott_ian @anthrax

Attention 315’rs: Anthrax’s Scott Ian is going on a spoken word tour this year, and our very own Lost Horizon is hosting a very rare appearance on March 6th Come get ridiculous with us and watch as one of metal’s most well-known and revered axe-men gives us a glimpse into his amazing career!  *Scott Ian’s A […]

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Interview with Viv from Viv and The Revival; New Album The Introduction drops 2/18! @vivtherevival

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Viv and The Revival is one of those musical entities you’ve probably found yourself bobbing your head to in recent years without even knowing it. In 3 years time, creative mastermind Viv Peyrat has dropped four (yes, four) EP’s, and had placements on just about every heavy hitting network on TV. Bud Light, […]

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Interview with Rich Fie from Caught In A Trap; New Album Goodnight New York drops 1/28/14 on Dead City Records!

NYC’s Caught In A Trap play tunes for the Working Man. You know the deal: Wake up and bust your ass for someone else’s dollar, deal with the ridiculousness of corrupt politicians (who have more money and power than you’ll ever have) all trying to tell you what is what, grinding out the days at […]

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